Labor unites behind Walz for governor

Unions are joining forces to elect one of their own to the state’s highest office.

Five running for St. Paul City Council gain labor endorsement

Five candidates for St. Paul City Council, including one in the contested Ward 2 race, will take labor endorsements from the East Metro’s largest union federation into precinct caucuses Feb. 3. Delegates to the St. Paul Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, voted Jan. 14 to endorse Darren Tobolt in Ward 2, where Council Member Dave Thune […]

Labor 2014 kicks off with campaign school, days of action

Get the skills to make a difference this election year at the Labor 2014 Campaign School, a training opportunity for union activists, staff and potential volunteers. In the Metro Area, the training will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Minnesota Nurses Association, 345 Randolph Ave., St. Paul. Labor 2014 is […]

Roy Magnuson: Brodrick brings the right blend of old school, new vision to school board

In the Kevin Bacon movie “Six Degrees of Separation,” the premise is that everybody on the planet is connectable to everyone else in six degrees or less. St. Paul Board of Education member John Brodrick’s world is the city of St. Paul, and St. Paul is smaller than the world, so Brodrick is disappointed if […]

Labor 2012 Endorsed: Small business owner DeGree sees through GOP rhetoric

Tom DeGree, the labor-endorsed candidate for House District 39B (map), is a small business owner, and his first campaign for public office has a distinctly entrepreneurial feel. DeGree knows the numbers, from his campaign budget to the number of successful voter contacts volunteers have made during phone banks and door-knocks. The campaign has a dynamic […]

Labor 2012 Endorsed: Engineer’s approach will serve Yarusso well

“An engineer’s bread and butter is problem solving,” said Barb Yarusso, the labor-endorsed candidate for Minnesota House in House District 42A (map). “You have to figure out the questions that have to be answered, and have an ability to stay focused on the outcome you’re looking for.” Such focus has been lacking at the Legislature […]

Labor 2012 Endorsed: Eagan deserves better than Doug Wardlow

Laurie Halverson is seeking to unseat Republican Rep. Doug Wardlow in House District 51B (map). For union members in the district, the two candidates should need no further introduction. In his first term at the Capitol, Wardlow took up anti-worker Right to Work legislation as his personal pet cause, pushing a constitutional amendment on the […]

Labor 2012 Endorsed: Life of public service leads Clausen to Senate run

Greg Clausen’s calling in life is to be a public servant, and when the Legislature convenes next year, Clausen hopes to be serving the voting public of Senate District 57 (map) at the State Capitol. “Running for Senate is a continuation of my life’s work,” said Clausen, an Apple Valley resident who has been a fixture […]

Labor 2012 Endorsed: Carlson, Masin, Morgan eye return to Legislature

Jim Carlson, Sandy Masin and Will Morgan are hoping voters who bounced them from office two years ago will show buyer’s remorse in 2012. All three DFLers represented suburban areas south of St. Paul, including Burnsville, Eagan and Lakeville, from 2007 to 2010, but they were swept out of office by a wave of support […]